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I'd be happy with some sort of nominal fee or half price etc when it is a known defect - I paid $300 tax to have my Early 2011 MB replaced a few months ago on my personal machine.
Its gonna be tough to give up my 2011 17" MBP with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD attached to a BookEndz dock with built in Optical drive and two external monitors attached.    On the other hand - towards the end of 2015 I might be in the market for a 13" MBP with 1TB internal drive for the kid and give his 13" 2012 model to mom and get rid of her Aspire One junkbook. 
I used to work in retail and there was a time when the company indicated that employees should arrive 15 minutes before their shift in order to do things like familiarize themselves with the current sales ad and in a number of cases during store closing procedures it would be 15 minutes or more after then end of a shift before we were able to leave the building. The employees successfully argued that for any amount of time exceeding 15 minutes should be paid (overtime in...
1. Multiple Companies are all involved in essentially the same anti-consumer practices and they all know it - but since no one is sufficiently different than another - consumers are unaware they are ALL being scammed.    2. An innovative company comes along and disrupts the business as usual practices of all those companies helping to expose the disservice they have been providing to their customers all along.    3. Those companies which do not directly or...
So I guess its a done deal then - because a former employee's sworn testimony as to what his opinion of the purpose of a project he allegedly worked on 10+ years ago cannot be doubted. 
What if Apple is secretly paying IDC and Gartner and the like to give everyone else a false sense of where things are headed and their relative marketshare so that they continue to spend money on projects and advertising that prevent them from spending their time and effort and money where it would have the most impact on their ability to actually compete with Apple's products?
Actually I suspect it has more to do with the potential payout for the lawyers in the case. I believe in many cases such as this the lawyers for the plaintiffs get $0 unless they win - meaning that they have only their time to lose and everything to gain by doing everything possible to ensure that the case does not get dropped or decided against them. In fact after the first year or two - they likely have so much time invested that they have to win some sort of judgment in...
Lawsuit for $1 billion dollars - if Apple found guilty - lawyers get $990 million - and each plaintiff gets $2 gift certificate at the iTunes Music store.
Perhaps someday they will be - but for now I'd imagine the primary reason is the cost of production. If the cost to make only the inside layer of Gorilla Glass is even double the cost of traditional glass and that translates to an overall fuel economy improvement that only just offsets the additional cost that leave only the possibility of less fractured glass on the inside under less than catastrophic events as a selling point.  I am not sure how insurance companies would...
Granted that there is much speculation as to exactly what happened and whether or not there was any deception involved. Without real information to go on we can only infer what might have happened or gone wrong etc. The manner in which is was revealed, with bankruptcy filing and sealed documents in court makes it more likely than not that there is something that wasn't completely above board somewhere in the mix. But I suppose that might be true of virtually every company...
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